07/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP's McConnell "Optimistic" About Being In The Minority Again

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) gave a bleak outlook on the prospects for a Republican-led Senate in 2009.

"We are not going to be back in the majority in the Senate next year," said McConnell. "The numbers make that impossible."


Despite the GOP's troubles, McConnell remains hopeful about his party's chances and predicts they will hold most, if not all, of their seats. "I'm optimistic we can stay roughly where we are," he told Crowley. "We have a robust minority."

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